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Related to lamp shell: Tunicates
(Animals) another name for a brachiopod
[C19: from its likeness in shape to an ancient Roman oil lamp]
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bra•chi•o•pod(ˈbreɪ ki əˌpɒd, ˈbræk i-)
any superficially clamlike marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having unequal dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of ciliated food-gathering appendages.
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|Noun||1.||lamp shell - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide|
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
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